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Annales Instituti Archaeologici, Vol.IX No.1 December 2013. -

The rescue investigations in Medinci were carried out at a peripheral part of a prehistoric settlement situated on a sandy elevation. The settlement infrastructure included the remains of an above-ground structure with a pit, which, based on the pottery fragments, can be dated to the Bronze Age. The remains of a similar above-ground structure in combination with a pit were observed also at the sites of Poljana Križevačka 2 and Pod kotom sever in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia, which are dated to the beginning of the Late Bronze Age. The finds from the 2003 field survey and potsherds from the Late Iron Age and the Middle Ages suggest that the nearby elevation was inhabited in several different periods. Considering that no remains of a fortification of any sort have been discovered, it can be argued that this was a lowland settlement of the open type.

The settlement in Medinci fits into the picture of the densely populated area of Slatina, particularly during the Late Bronze Age and the Late Middle Ages, which has been corroborated by the recent research during the construction of the Slatina by-pass. In addition to the previously known settlements in the neighbourhood of Medinci and Nova Bukovica, the newly discovered settlements provide an appropriate sample for the research of the model of habitation in the micro-topographic area of the Podravina region around Slatina during the Late Bronze Age.

Podravina; rescue investigations; settlement; infrastructure; above-ground structure; ceramics; Bronze Age

Author: Daria Ložnjak Dizdar - ; Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia



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